Premier League

Wijnaldum to Barcelona? Klopp says it's 'all good'

The Liverpool boss didn't let much information slip when asked if his player was Camp Nou bound

 
10:29am on Saturday 29th August 2020
By
Martin Macdonald

Jurgen Klopp has refused to be drawn on speculation that Barcelona are about to make a swoop for Gini Wijnaldum.

Following the Blaugrana's loss in the Champions League to Bayern, Quique Setien was replaced by former Barca star Ronald Koeman.

Koeman, who was in charge of the Dutch national team prior to his appointment, worked closely with Wijnaldum with the Oranje and developed him into a key midfielder for the Netherlands.

The new Barca boss has been charged with a squad overhaul at the Camp Nou, and if recent reports are to be believed he has identified Wijnaldum as a player to freshen up his midfield.

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When asked about the speculation surrounding his player, though, Klopp played it cool.

"That's an open contract situation, otherwise we would know," the German said ahead of the Community Shield this weekend.

"It's all between us and the player, these kind of things. It's all good at the moment, all fine. Gini played very well in pre-season and has obviously had a couple of good seasons for us. That's all I can say about that."

Liverpool themselves have been strongly linked with a new midfielder this summer, with Bayern's Thiago Alcantara mentioned as a player who Klopp would be interested in.

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